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The 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon is here!

Yes! We are finally coming to this point where people submit and read the entries for the Sidney Poitier Blogathon! I’m honestly very impatient to read all these articles celebrating this legendary actor.

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As soon as you’ll submit your entry, I’ll add you to the roster. Remember, the event starts today, February 18, 2017 and ends Monday, February 20, 2017, on Sidney’s birthday. Make sure to be on time, but late entries will be accepted to because: 1- this is not school (we’re here to have fun), and 2- I myself sometimes submit late entries.

So here we go!

The lovely entries:

To all the participants, make sure to link this post in your entry!

A big thanks to all of you because without any participants, there’s no blogathon!

And a very happy 90th birthday to the one and only Sidney Poitier! 🙂

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Announcing The 2nd Golden Boy Blogathon: a William Holden Celebration!

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Hey there!

I’m so happy to announce that The Golden Boy Blogathon: a William Holden Celebration will be back again this year! William Holden is my second favourite actor and I truly enjoyed celebrating him via this blog last year. It was quite a success and everybody wrote marvellous pieces! So, it obviously had to be back! 🙂

Everybody is welcomed to participate. The event will take place from April 15 to April 17 (on Bill’s birthday), 2017.

As usual, there are some simple rules to follow:

1- Choose your subject. It can be anything related to William Holden. Please, no duplicates. William Holden had a long and beautiful career, so there are plenty of ideas. Of course, if you want to write something very personal like a tribute on why you love him (like I did last year), I can allow duplicates, because it’s a very vague topic. You can write more than one entry, but I would prefer you to limit yourself to two, precisely to give the chance to others to write about a topic they love (as I don’t allow duplicates).

2- Submit your subject by commenting on this post. You can also submit it via email at virginie.pronovost@gmail.com, Twitter @Ginnie_SP or via The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Facebook Page. Give me the name of your blog, the URL, and your topic.

3- Once your choice has been confirmed, please grab one of these banners to help me promote the event on your blog. The more the merrier! 🙂

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4- On twitter, use the following hashtag: #2GoldenBoyBlogathon

5- On the blogathon dates, April 15, 16 and 17, 2017, I will publish a new post where you’ll be able to submit your entries. You can also send them via email, Facebook or Twitter.

6- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. And enjoy yourself! 🙂


Here is the roster :

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Once again, let’s make him smile! 🙂 That smile! ❤

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Announcing the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon!

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This year, we celebrated Margaret Lockwood and Olivia de Havilland’s centennials via blogathons. 100 is a wonderful age (my grandmother is almost 100), but 90 too! On Fabruary 20, 2017, the great and iconic Sidney Poitier would turn 90. We are lucky he is still with us. ❤

As I love Poitier, I thought: Why not celebrate him with a blogathon! This is why I invite you to participate in the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon! The event will take place from February 18 to February 20, 2016.

I must admit, I was very impatient to announce this event. As a matter of fact, this post is ready since July… I know he is loved by many, so I’m looking forward to your participation and your help to spread the word!

Huh, before you ask, I don’t want to wait 10 years to celebrate Poitier on his centennial O_o

Sidney Poitier changed the curse of film history. He was the first African-American actor to win an Oscar (while Hattie McDaniel was the first actress) and, as his friend Harry Belafonte said, he also was the first African-American actor to be given more important roles. He is a real icon of anti-racism movies and that’s because of this and his talent as an actor that he highly deserves to be celebrated.

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To participate to the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon, I invite you first to read the few rules:

1- Choose a topic. It can be anything related to Sidney Poitier. I allow duplicates, but no more than 2 blogs on the same film/subject. Articles must be new material.

2- I will allow a maximum of two topics per blogs. Simply to give chances to other as I don’t allow duplicates.

3- Once you’ve chosen your topic, submit it in the comment section, via Twitter at @Ginnie_SP or via my e-mail address virginie.pronovost@gmail.com.

4- Help me spread the world as I want this to be a big event: grab one of these banners to help me promote the blogathon on your blog.

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5- On the blogathon days, I will update a new post where you would submit your entries. Don’t forget that it starts on February 18, 2017, and ends on February 20, 2017

6- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! And, most important of all: have fun!

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Here is a list of the participant blogs and their subject


I’m impatient for this to happen! 🙂 Let’s honour Sidney the best we can!

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The 2nd Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon Is Here!

Yes! It has finally arrived! It’s Grace Kelly’s season folks! 🙂 From today until November 12, 2016 (on Grace’s birthday), awesome bloggers will be submitting awesome entries about Grace Kelly’s life and films. I’m very impatient to read them!

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Sadly, Grace Kelly is no longer with us and that makes me sad, but we’re here to honour her, ok? Let’s make her proud to be the woman she was, the actress and the princess!

I will add your entries to the roster when you’ll submit them in the comment section or via email at virginie.pronovost@gmail.com or via Twitter at @Ginni_SP.

Have fun! 🙂

The divine entries:


Many thanks to all the participants! 🙂 Thanks to you, Grace Kelly is once again celebrated in the right way.

Wherever you are Grace, we wish you a happy heavenly birthday! 🙂

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On December 1, I shall announce a new blogathon (the post is ready since this summer…) so stay around! I think it’s a subject many of you will be enthusiasm about. 😉

Oh and, by the way, this is my 200th post at The Wonderful World of Cinema! Yé! 🙂

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Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Wonderful World of Cinema!

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Well, it’s official. Last Friday, my blog celebrated its two years of existence! Time surely is flying as I have the feeling I just started it yesterday.

Of course, there has been a lot of improvement since October 21, 2014. I know have 125 followers, which is not so bad! 🙂 I think Aurora from Once Upon a Screen was one of the first persons to follow me. So, thanks Aurora! 🙂

At the beginning, I also used to write quite short articles as you can see with this example:

Three Guys Named Mike: Three Times Bravo! 

Since October 14, 2016, I was also nominated for 6 Liebster Awards and one Sunshine Blogger Award. 🙂 And I’m the proud member of Classic Movie Hub and The Lamb.

I’ve co-hosted twice the Favourite Classic Movie Actress Tourney, participated to many blogathons and hosted a few. I sometimes think blogs have a tendency to live thanks to blogathons, because it’s always during these moments that your articles are the most often read! 🙂 Well, in my case!

You might wonder, for example, what are precisely my 10 most liked articles. Of course, it constantly changes!

The blogging life is one that keeps you busy. Watching classic movies and writing articles are now two things I couldn’t live without. I mean, it’s so addictive! I take my blogathon duties as seriously as my homework (with the only different that I’m not graded, thanks God hahaha)! I’m sure I’m not the only one here! :O

Fun facts about my blog:

  • I started it because of Lara Gabrielle Fowler and Kristen Lopez most interesting blogs: Backlots and Journey in Classic Film. I know I still have a lot of work to do to be considered among their equals ahah.
  • I wrote an article on why Leonardo DiCaprio should win an Oscar. I THINK someone heard me lol!
  • Since I started this blog, I also started another one Three Enchanting Ladies, dedicated to my three most favourite actresses Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ingrid Bergman
  • I also began to write reviews for ClassicFlix on March 2015. You can read them here.
  • Some of my most favourite subjects to write about are Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock and Buster Keaton (among others).
  • If I’m not wrong, the longest article I’ve written is my Vertigo Analysis. Ok, this was originally a text written for school. Around 4000 words. And I wasn’t at the university yet! Most of the final assignment we write at university are around 2000 words. I remember we were asked around 8 pages and I wrote 14… I was crazy. But I had so much to say about Vertigo! It’s Hitchcock after all. I’m pretty proud of this article, as it is different from the kind of stuff I normally write.
  • The first blogathon I attended was the Dueling Divas Blogathon hosted by Backlots. I wrote about the rivalry between Bonnie Parker and Blanche Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde.
  • It’s mostly thanks to this blog that William Holden became my second favourite actor. My William Holden films marathon allowed me to discover his filmography and his talent in depth.
  • The 10 countries that visit my blog the most often are United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Russia.
  • The title of my blog is mostly inspired from Frank Capra’s film title It’s a Wonderful Life. Ok, “wonderful” is basically one of my favourite words. You probably noticed that I use it quite often. 😉

I will conclude this by thanking my readers, because, without you, this blog has no reason to be! 🙂

Thank you!

Happy blogging/reading to all! And now, let’s party!

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